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Connecticut Plants
Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria L.

The name Deptford pink comes from a town in England where the plant grew abundantly. This plant is distinguished from maiden pink by the small, uniformly pink flowers with narrow petals.

  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: roadsides, dry fields
  • Height: 8-20 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 inch wide
  • Flower color: pink
  • Flowering time: May to September
  • Origin: Europe
Dianthus armeria L.

Photographed in late June in Wythe County, Virginia.

Dianthus armeria L.

Photographed in late June in Wythe County, Virginia.

Dianthus armeria L.